Tag: coaching

House Cleaning: Seth Littrell Fires Bodie Reeder and Troy Reffett

“It is difficult any time we don’t meet our own expectations as coaches and this was one of those years. I have a lot of respect for Troy and Bodie and I’m grateful for their passion for this program and their leadership of our student-athletes. Sometimes a different perspective is needed for the growth of…

Mean Green End Disappointing Season, Mason Fine’s Last Game

The entire season can be summed up in the third quarter game-losing interception: tough scenario, bold plan, terrible execution, awful result. North Texas kicked off the last season of Mason Fine’s collegiate career with much fanfare. There was a little G5 Heisman talk, some beat writer-led division hype, and the lingering good feelings from back-to-back…

Seth Littrell Just Needs To Win

Forget the hot takes. Like most things, winning is the answer. Doing the little things in practice, recruiting, developing, and building relationships is how you win. This has all been documented and proven over and again. There is a bit of luck involved, and sometimes some coaches get more luck than others and people rate…

Link: The Athletic on NT’s Special Teams

The Athletic has been a refreshing take on college football writing. They’ve decided to get into the bowls with some interest and that is good for our favorite little squad.

Matt Fortuna took a look at the Special Teams and Marty Biagi. It is a good read ($). The piece is interesting in getting a look at how different Marty does his special teams coaching — an emphasis on repetition. It does bring up some questions about the previous set up with Tommy Perry.

While we have been critical of Biagi, his efforts are bearing fruit. The blocked kicks and the scores on special teams were missing for a while. Still, there have been real problems in this area — allowing back-to-back kick return scores, and getting FGs blocked.

In January, Seth Littrell will sign a new assistant and I wonder if he will hire a guy to coach TEs and RBs and give himself more time to be a generalist.

We shall see.

Ugly Wins Are Wins: North Texas 45 ODU 38

Mason Fine saw the rush, stepped up, scrambled to his left. He found daylight to his left and sprinted toward it. He began his slide and NT was safely in the win column following some cursory kneels. Why was NT in need of a 3rd-and-8 scramble to win things? Well the reason is a long…

One More FAU Thought

We have to close the book on the last game. It will be useful to look back when and if the time comes where FAU is the opponent. Until then there is much to play for and little to learn from continually picking at the scab. Still, lots of questions were asked, fireings were suggested,…

2017 Season Preview: Coaching

Seth Littrell did such a swell job that he earned a raise. Littrell and company did not lose as many games as they should have and that was good. Some of it was the conference, and some was luck, but the rest is rightly attributed to the staff. So they are deserving of their raise…

Football Staff Changes – **Updated Again**

SB Nation rightfully points out that the post-signing day shuffle is anti-athlete. As a practical matter, it makes perfect sense for everyone to perform their job for the program and the school and recruit the best guys they can. However, it is naive to think these coaches are selling the kids on the benefits of…